Monday, March 16, 2009

Finally a New Post!

For my neglected readers, I posted an old draft I had been working on, however it posted back in February when I actually wrote the draft. I haven't been able to figure this one out yet... guess I'll have to try scheduling a post. Maybe that will put it in the right place. Try the link.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Not Again

This is what my kids have been doing since Sunday. The 3 little ones had very high fevers and moped about all day. They hardly ate anything and slept a lot and laid around a lot. That night the cough set in. They had milder fevers the next day and were up more. That night Aisling caught the high fever and has it still. Poor thing is the 'Star Student' this week at school and is missing out on all of it. I've gone through 3 bottles of fever reducer. There is a lot of coughing and sneezing going on and Lachlan has been very fussy. I haven't been able to get anything done. Thus, the lack of blogging this week. Hope things are going better at your house!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


My dear friend Monica dropped by bright and early to make sure my day started out right. She brought a SWEET message for me today. My kids have already picked out the letters they want to eat. Aisling thinks she should get all the A's. Rowan wants the 'baby' R. Naturally Brenna wants the B. Which one do you want?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tithes and Offerings

So every month I pay my tithing without a thought. It is just a habit, like brushing your teeth. I know some people have a hard time with it, but it's not one of my struggles. However, when it comes to paying fast offerings, I never know how much to pay. I've heard the guidelines "two meals' worth" but that would hardly be anything at our house, even if we ate out, cuz we never spend more than $25 when we eat out. I've also heard the adage, "if it doesn't pinch, it's not a true offering". I know you will be blessed for any offering you make, but is there anyone who can give me some guidelines to have a better idea of what to pay? I want to be generous, but I also am confused about what you should pay when you can't pay your own bills? Doe anyone have any suggestions? I keep thinking of the widow's mite, she gave all she had, but do you 'rob Peter to pay Paul'? Aren't I obligated to pay my bills before I can make an offering? You can reply anonymously if you desire.

Monday, March 2, 2009


No make-up
I really didn't get any good pictures, but for those of you who've been asking, here are some pics of the highlights my sister did for me. I paid $1.99 for the kit and she did the magic. :)Make-up
She even spent about an hour curling it for me. So I forgive her for not getting the roots.
These pictures showed me how fat my face looks. I'm not even pregnant. What's the deal?

Kid's Clothes

I am so glad there are sweat shops in Indonesia, Vietnam, Guatemala and other third world countries so my daughter can have an adorable shirt with sequins and bead work. I am so glad there are places that employ women and children to do tedious needle work that I would never be willing to do so I can pick up these cute clothes for $3 second hand.
As long as we're on the topic of children's clothing, here are a few more things I love. I adore the clothes bejeweled and sparkly that tell my daughter and the world she is a PRINCESS and not only needs to be treated like one, but should act like one too. I also can hardly wait for my son to be able to wear clothes that proclaim, "Bet you're glad I'm not your kid" or WILD THING or some other adorable anecdote that gives kids the excuse to act like hellions.
The other thing I love is how these wonderful companies actually let me pay them to have my child give them free advertising. That's why we always make sure to wear our favorite characters on anything we can get. Spongebob, Hannah Montana, Disney anything, please let me give you money so my children can not only be a clone, but be a free advertiser for you!!

What do you love about your kids' clothes?